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could be a gray humid end to the long holiday weekend. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> you make it seem so optimistic. thank you. [ laughter ] >> i'm allison seymour. we're happy you're with us today. >> terrible tuesday. >> good to get back to school and work. >> tucker barnes joins us. we need some uplifting after that intro. >> i wish i could do better. it will be a gray day today. showers and storms back and forth and a lot of humidity has been the theme for days. let's kick it off with a look at the radar. you will see showers not so much around here but as we get off to the northeast, yup, up into portions of northern delaware, now pushing into southern pennsylvania showers. we have had cloud cover and warm temperatures and right now in the mid-70s. today showers and storms will return hit and miss like yesterday. there could be locally heavy downpours.
here are your temperatures. a warm start no doubt about it. reagan national 77 degrees. 79 in annapolis. it's september now. and we're still doing temperatures like it's july. 72 in gaithersburg and 70 in winchester. here is your forecast today. plenty of clouds, could there be a few rays. sunshine during the day? yes. temperatures in the mid-80s with showers and storms likely again this afternoon. sorry about that. things get better from here. i'll have more details on that in just a minute. julie wright has the latest traffic. >> reporter: on the roads right now you will find you're below speeds southbound 270. slow approaching the passing 109 in germantown. rockville delays well before falls road south. you remain below speed continuing toward the exit for montrose road. you will find on 395 your lanes are open. traffic heavy and slow leaving duke street to seminary road. delays northbound on i-95
through stafford to quantico. the beltway looks good leaving annandale. top stretch below speed 95 past university boulevard. that's a check of your "fox 5 on-time traffic.." summerr is over for hundreds of thousands of children in northern virginia. today is the first day of school. also the first ear that arlington schools are enforcing their new walking policy. in fox 5's melanie alnwick has details on how this could affect your child. >> reporter: good morning. yes, we have seen some of those arlington county buses here already this morning. but these new rules mean that fewer students will be able to ride those school buses. now, in the letter that was sent out to parents over the summer, notifying them of the changes, parents were encouraged to help find safe
walking or bike routes for their children. but many say these changes are just going to be more cars on the road as they decide to put their kids in the car and drive them to school instead. the first letter to parents came out in july for the 2012 school year arlington will strictly enforce the walk zones. one mile for miles an hour a mile and a half for middle and high school students, 12 bus stops at 5 different schools that were within those walk zones have been removed. the superintendent said two years of parent complaints about bus overcrowding delays and long travel times had the system reevaluate its bus policy. they also said the changes aren't motivated by money. >> we look at how we efficiently run the system. it's also safety, knowing where kids are, having them on their school buses and when we get delays or adjustments being able to get back to parents.
>> now, tony and allison, apparently some students who were supposed to be walking were just walking to the nearest bus stop and then getting on the bus. the school system was having a hard time keeping track of who was on and wasn't on the bus especially as the superintendent said they were were changes and they needed to notify people. they wanted to eliminate confusion. they are anticipating higher enrollment. nobody will be left behind this morning. they are supposed to have a paper voucher in the coming weeks for students who are eligible to ride the bus. students will be given a hard pass for that. back to you. >> thank you. for most of the nation, hurricane isaac is just a memory but for the folks in louisiana and mississippi, the aftermath is a painful reality. nearly 3,000 people are still in shelters in louisiana, tens of thousands of others still living in the dark. now that the high waters have receded along some parts of the gulf coast, residents will be
allowed to return to their homes. but they still don't know what they are going home to. >> i don't know what to expect. i understand we had 3 feet of water downstairs, i understand there's a lot of damage. >> we never thought it would be this bad but what can you do? >> yesterday, president barack obama toured the battered area of saint john the baptist parish promising quick federal relief. according to early damage estimates, isaac's wrath could cost the coast as much as $1.5 billion. today president obama wraps up his road to charlotte tour with another stop in. va. he will be in norfolk, the last stop before he heads to the democratic national convention. it's the commander-in-chief's second trip to the commonwealth in as many weeks. right now the latest polls show the president clinging to a small lead over mitt romney in the old dominion. meanwhile the president's wife will head the first day of the dnc that will also feature
speeches by virginia senate candidate tim kaine and maryland governor martin o'malley. nicole collins is in charlotte and joins us live from the time warner cable center with a preview. good morning, nicole. >> reporter: good morning, tony. also from maryland, representative steny hoyer will speak today but the headliner the first lady was here yesterday for a dry run on the dnc stage. first lady michelle obama preparing for her second convention speech where, instead of trying to convince americans of her husband's character, like in 2008, she will probably be defending his record. the first lady slated to headline the dnc's opening night aims to energy graduates and turn out grassroots supporters in a state struggling with high unemployment. convention-goers spent monday taking in the music at carolina fest as president obama got a look at hurricane isaac damage in louisiana and campaigned in ohio. >> when governor romney had his chance to let you in on the
secret sauce of job creation -- [ laughter ] >> -- he did not offer you a single new idea. >> reporter: vice-presidential nominee paul ryan also in north carolina monday a traditionally republican state president obama turned blue in 2008 by a thin margin less than 15,000 votes. >> every president since the great depression who asked americans to send them into a second term could say that you were better off today than you were four years ago, except for jimmy carter and for president obama. >> reporter: expect republicans to try to drive the conversation this week with that question: are you better off today than you were four years ago? the white house says president obama will address it himself this thursday when he speaks here at the democratic national convention. tony? >> all right, nicole collins reporting from charlotte. thank you very much. republican nominee mitt romney is still laying low at his vacation home in new hampshire preparing for the presidential debates. his running mate paul ryan
heads to ohio and iowa today. he will speak about the economy as he tries to make the case to the american people that they are not better off than they were four years ago. we have a big show ahead this morning when it comes to political newsmakers. ahead at 8:00 a.m., virginia republican senate candidate george allen will be with us in studio. then at 9:00, d.c. delegate d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton will join us live from the dnc in charlotte to discuss whether d.c.'s push for voting rights and statehood is snubbed by the national party. the much hyped osama bin laden tell-all "no easy day" goes on sale today. its author a former navy seal who took part in the raid that killed him is back in the battle. matt bissonnet under the pen name mark owen fears for his safety. he already faces possible legal action by the u.s. government. now after his identity went public, he could face al qaeda retaliation. >> he's in danger for sure. al qaeda has -- they don't have
a short-term memory. they will remember this forever. a seal took out their leader. and now we know who that seal is. >> according to online retailer, the book is already at the top of its list of best sellers. new this morning, a wildfire in california's angeles national forest has grown to about 6 square miles. it continues to burn deeper into the wilderness park. visitors were evacuated after the blaze started on sunday but some of the 75 residents that live in a mobile home park have decided to someday. there's another fire burning in the los padres national forest about 150 miles northwest. a d.c. council member says the city government must intervene and help flood victims in the bloomington neighborhood. kenyan mcduffy of ward 5 wants to establish a relief fund for
those residents whose homes flooded as a result of sunday night's storm. he says the heavy rain caused water to rush under doors and sewage to back up. in the last two months, there have been four flash flood emergencies in the bloomingdale neighborhood. as democrats descend on charlotte, we are looking at what the party needs to do to get their guy reelected. >> still ahead at 7:00, a closer look at the platform and what to expect over the next three days. >> plus the pitcher stepping up before stephen strasburg gets shut down. we have highlights of ross detwiler's labor day win. >> but first, hollywood mourns the loss of a gentle giant. we are going to look back at the short but busy life and can require of michael clarke duncan. ♪ [ music ] >> first, though, will the wet roads slow down the morning drive? which is already expected to be slow and bad. tucker and julie have a check on weather and traffic. the king makes it better,
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>> a maryland navy seal killed when a u.s. helicopter crashed in afghanistan last month will be buried at arlington national cemetery tomorrow. but first, the family of special warfare operator first class patrick feeks will hold a view in edgewater. he is survived by his parents and wife. the fighting continues in syria and now there's word that people seeking asylum in neighboring countries is on the rise. the united nations says 100,000 refugees left syria in august alone. overall more than 234,000 people are waiting to register with the u.n. refugee agency. up to 2,000 syrians are
believed to have been killed since the uprising began 17 months ago. finally six weeks after he suffered a heart attack, ak tort michael clarke duncan has died. the 6'5 ," 300-pound man appeared in several movies but it his role as a prison inmate in the green mile that got him an academy award nomination. he was previous a bodyguard. his fiancee issued a statement saying memorial plans are still pending. michael clarke duncan was 54. very sad to hear that. >> incredibly sad. >> yeah. >> all right. >> well. tucker joining us now. no easy segue from that. >> no. forecast more of the same unfortunately, warm, humid, feels like you turn the shower on, close the door you come
back in and it's steamy. the pattern is in no hurry to shift gears. >> is this remnants of isaac? >> this is the leftovers of isaac which sit across the mid- atlantic. >> all right. >> 77 right now in washington. hey, cooling off overnight not in our naked, as temperatures only fell back into the mid- 70s. a little better in boston, 63. just like yesterday, hints of fall across the lower 48 but you have to get well to our north and west up into montana where currently it is 50 degrees in someplace i can't realize, i think it's great falls. looking at the satellite and radar -- >> i brought my granny glasses if you want them. >> i may have to get reading glasses. [ laughter ] >> showers and storms back in the forecast, dry in the morning, showers and storms kickback up again in the afternoon as we have a very soggy air mass in place. off to the north and west, that's relief. see the cold front out towards chicago will get in here later tomorrow night and during the day on thursday and eventually
start to dry things out around here and as we turn the corner toweekend and early next week it will cool down as well. temperatures as we get into the weekend look at that and early next week, only the upper 70s to about 80. so still hot and steamy today, 85 but a gradual cooldown and dry weather for the end of the week. >> all right. >> i want to mention a few moments ago we did a story about the flooding we have seen in the bloomingdale neighborhood in the district. we accidentally called it bloomington. sorry about that it's the bloomingdale neighborhood. >> julie wright is standing by now in an undisclosed location to tell us about traffic. [ laughter ] >> good morning. >> reporter: is that for my protection? [ laughter ] >> for your protection. you're so popular. [ laughter ] >> reporter: you guys, on the roads this morning they are calling it terrible traffic tuesday. i got to tell you kids are back in school. that means people are back to work. that's what we're finding, heavy volume on 270. no incidents to report. just volume delays and this is the live shot coming out of
rockville headed for the split. a lot of slow traffic here and on 355 south from i-70. let's map the roads four. eastbound on 66, about 36 miles an hour right now coming in out of manassas traveling from between the two 234 interchanges. as you continue eastbound past fair oaks you're down to 16 miles an hour towards vienna. 19 minutes to georgia avenue. southbound baltimore-washington parkway slow to powdermill. the long haul on southbound 270. live picture at falls road, over an hour commute 85 buck tis town 85 to montrose road 75 miles an hour. laroche, did it stay fair? another home run. >> the nats continue their winning ways 2-1 over the cubs
yesterday. adam with his 25th homer of the year. detwiler pitched seven shutout innings 10 days before the team shuts down ace stephen strasburg for the season. in college football, virginia tech kicked off the new season on a high note against georgia tech. the hokies blew a late 4th quarter lead but came from behind to beat the yellowjackets 20-17 in overtime. they got a 41-yard field goal to tie it at the end of regulation then kicked 17 yards to win it in overtime. it's one of the biggest debates during every grocery trip. organic on conventional is coming up, still at 7:00, the new study with surprising results that could help you decide if it's worth extra money. >> later we'll check in with holly morris live in alexandria this morning showing us what brings together local shops, restaurants and the community all in the name of fashion!
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there is a special election in northern virginia today. these three candidates are on the ballot for district 45 house of delegates seat. it was vacant when the previous person was discovered to have an extramarital affair. a former campaign aide pleaded guilty to make illegal cash payments to another candidate in the 2010 race and then trying to cover them up. today's court appearance could set a sentencing date for gore who faces 12 to 18 months in prison. mayor gray has not been accused
of any wrongdoing heads up for drivers in bethesda. a section of woodmont avenue is scheduled to close today as part of construction. it will be shut down between bethesda avenue and miller avenue for the next 20 months. the adjacent capital crescent trail will stay open. when the project is done, there will be three times more parking in the area than now. take advantage of the parking garages and shuttle bus. >> that's big. >> it is. it is a multi-billion- dollar industry but a new study says going organic isn't necessarily much healthier. >> in fact, according to researchers from stanford university, the only real benefit from organic fruits and vegetables is a lower exposure to pesticides and while researchers describe the results as a surprise, they say there are still valid reasons that some people choose to shop organic including taste preferences and environmental
concerns and, of course, fewer pesticides. [ laughter ] >> yes. coming up in the next half hour, capitalizing on the convention. we'll sit down with roll call writer jonathan strong for a look at what democrats will need to do in charlotte. >> and if you are what you eat, whoever ate this might be more cow than man. we are going to break down what went into this record setter and figure out what it is. >> looks like a bigburger. >> it is. ♪ [ music ] >> but first, the so-called terrible traffic tuesday -- well, is that really occurring? julie is keeping an eye on the roads. we'll check in with her when "fox 5 morning news" continues.  [ male announcer ] with ultra-filtered water
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♪[ music ] yeah. take a look at this for your breakfast pleasure! we present the new world recordholder for the biggest bacon cheeseburger. this behemoth cooked up at a minnesota casino tills the scales at 2,014 pounds, a one ton hamburger. >> ridiculous. >> they measure more than 10
feet in diameter. a guinness record representative was on hand for a tasting on sunday. he called the burger the result of remarkable team work and claims it actually tastes good. the black bear burger also included 60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of onion, and 40 pounds of pickles and also 40 pounds of cheese. mm-hm. bon appetit. >> the black bear burger? >> why is it called that? >> it's the name of the company? >> it's the name of the casino. >> black bear casino resort. >> how do you cook something that big? >> i think it's on a huge skillet. >> we're not sure what that's on. >> the skillet set a world record. >> i wouldn't eat that. >> yesterday when were you gone we had the biggest crabcake. i think it set a record. >> it's county fair season. >> i think it was 50 tons but like a bunch of it was --
>> tons? it couldn't have been 50 tons. >> 50 something. it was 50 something but had 40 pounds of filler. [ laughter ] >> like a lot of crabcakes. unfortunately. yeah. [ laughter ] >> all right. doesn't look good. i wouldn't touch it. our weather continues with more of the same, humid, very warm, back in the mid-80s for afternoon highs but overnight with the cloud cover and the -- all the water in the atmosphere we're just not getting a chance to cool off a lot. here we go. temperatures right now in the mid- to upper 70s. 77 in washington. 79 annapolis. 72 in gaithersburg. to the south and to the east we go, leonardtown 73 degrees and 73 this morning in fredericksburg so yeah, temperatures half the story. they will be in the mid-80s later today. dew point, the humidity very persistent the last couple of days and these numbers in the
uncomfortable range. 72 dew point. in washington. 74 currently in annapolis. 70 this morning in manassas. so once again the unstable air mass in place. remnants of isaac not a lot of showers out there at the movement. but later today, i think there will be just enough sunshine and instability that we'll see showers and storms redevelop. the light green into southern pennsylvania parts of new jersey, northern delaware, they have a ood watch up there. no watches for us. but it wouldn't take a lot to get flood watches or warnings going as we could experience some locally heavy downpours here later this afternoon. there's the bigger picture. not a lot going on right now. off to the north and west that cold front towards chicago is our relief. it will take another day and a half to get here. wednesday and thursday we'll dry out and cool down.
tonight warm, muggy, overnight clouds, showers and possible thunderstorms of the here's your accuweather seven-day forecast. we heat up to the upper 80s near 90. then we'll dry out and cool down by friday. if you have weekend plans looks cool for the weekend, scattered showers saturday and sunday. that's weather. let's get the latest from julie wright with traffic. >> reporter: on the roads on this tuesday morning, you're going to find your lanes are open traveling eastbound on the dulles toll road no problems from the airport. you will also find lanes open to the west on 66. problem on the georgetown pike, accident between the beltway and springhill road. average speed at fair oaks traveling inbounded on 66 down to 16 miles per hour headed eastbound towards vienna. southbound 270 struggling almost an hour and 20 minutes from buckeystown to montrose road. all lanes on 270 open. top stretch of the beltway below speed 95 to georgia avenue. this is inbounded new york
avenue at bladensburg road, slow northeast to northwest. lanes open south on kenilworth, in on the brakes to pennsylvania. delays continue over towards the capitol street and douglas bridge and heavy volume on 295 out of oxon hill towards the suitland parkway for the 11th street bridge. that's a check of your "fox 5 on-time traffic." >> thank you. as we told you at the top of the hour the first lady takes the stage tonight to sell her husband and to defend the democrats' argument that the nation is than four years ago. joining us now with a preview of what else to expect down in charlotte at the democratic national convention is jonathan strong with roll call. good to see you. >> good morning. >> let me ask this first. you know, paul ryan is hitting this refrain, you know, are you better off than you were four years ago, which we have had heard at previous conventions. is that the toughest hurdle for the democrats to get over the answer to that question?
>> i think so. i think the greatest weakness that president obama has in asking for the vote is the economy hasn't improved the way you would have hoped three years ago and that question is difficult to answer for democrats. and you have seen them provide different answers. on the one hand they don't want to say everything is going very well because you'll be out of touch. so why haven't you fixeded the economy in the three years you have had control of the presidency? >> it seems to me it's a curious position to be in because it's hard to say, uhm, well, yeah, things are better than they would have been. >> right. >> it may or may not be true but we don't know how things might have been otherwise. >> that's the kind of impossible to prove because we can't go back and try history again so you're always in the difficult position. there's many instances where if you say the calamity -- save
the calamity from happening you don't get credit. so these are the kinds of problems that democrats have. you know, whether that is true, a lot of people have looked at it and there are different opinions. >> what do the democrats need to do -- i mean, obviously you're speaking to, you know, an audience of supporters. seems to me what they need to do the supporters need to look enthusiastic but what does the democratic message need to be to the rest of the american people who may be tuning in? i think the important thing is to give a vision of how they are going to improve the economy and give some kind of direction, some vision that gives americans a reason that they think things will get better with another term of obama in office. >> do the democrats have to address point by point the things that came up during the republican convention? there's been much said about some of what paul ryan said being factually incorrect in his speech before the convention. do the democrats need to go point by point and argue those
instances or just stick to their message. >> i don't think so and here's why. the polls so far show that the republicans did not get a major bounce from the convention like you might expect. on the other hand, the good news for republicans is paul ryan when he was picked, many democrats said they thought that he would be a major vulnerability for mitt romney. we haven't seen the attacks take their toll on paul ryan the way they did say sarah palin which is a very different circumstance but still... right about now, you would have started to see those damaging poll numbers come out. we haven't. paul ryan is not a big vulnerability. on the other hand they didn't get a big convention bounce. >> let's talk about the things going on during the convention. former president bill clinton speaks. there is an interesting dynamic between clinton and obama throughout the obama administration. how do you see that playing out? is it important to look at the clinton speech and see just how
enthusiastic he is? >> this is one of the most interesting stories this week because ever since hillary clinton ran against obama in the primary in 2008, they have had a very tense relationship. and apparently, they have kind of brokered a little bit of a truce in the last few months, the president took bill clinton out golfing one day and they started to get a little bit more comfortable with one another. however, there is still very deep tensions between the two and in fact, one of the interesting details to emerge this week is that bill clinton's top aide has told people he is voting for mitt romney! which is kind of a shocking betrayal and the kind of political calculation here is supposed to be that he would want hillary clinton to have a more clear path to the nomination in 2016. but you kind of hear these little details come out about the behind the scenes where you see that it's really not as warm and fuzzy as on the stage at the convention.
>> do we expect, aside from that, any news to come out of the convention? >> the thing you're always waiting for is, anything that's just a little bit different than what you expected is going to be a big news because it's such a highly scripted event that any deviation from that line is more significant than it would be in something more spontaneous. >> ie, clint eastwood last week. >> right. >> all right. jonathan strong with roll call, thanks for coming in. good to have your perspective. we appreciate it. allison, back to you. still ahead at 7:00 a toll road protest worthy of itunes. plus, harry in hiding no longer. fresh off his new photo scandal the british prince is back in the headlines. we'll tell you why. as we go to break, this is cloe, hope the pictures keep coming in especially for kids
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in the headlines at 7:41, the search for a missing boater on the chesapeake bay resumes this morning. a man and a woman fell overboard just after noon yesterday near bayside beach near pasadena. the operator got to the woman but couldn't rescue the 29-year- old man. the coast guard and local official searched until about 8:30 last night without finding him. closing arguments are set to start today in the trial of drew peterson. he is accused of killing his third wife in 2004. her body was found in a dry bathtub inside her suburb chicago home. the 40-year-old's death was first ruled an accident, then was changes to murder after peterson's fourth wife disappeared in 2007. prince harry back in the public spotlight as we all want to see him. this time keeping his clothes on. yesterday, the third in line to
the british throne made his first public appearance of the suspects of him partying. he presented at the uk well child awards which recognizes children battling serious illnesses. the redheaded royal did not mention the scandal. >> we hope he would not. >> i have information on the crabcakes. >> you do. >> i already looked this up but thank you harvey for letting us know. it was a 300-pound crabcake at the maryland state fair and it was 200 pounds of crab, 100 pounds of "other." but it still set a world record. >> 300 pounds is manageable. that cheeseburger was 2,000 pounds. >> it was too much. >> i'll go with the crabcake. >> okay. they probably still have some left over. >> i'm sure they do. >> off to a warm behind start. let's look at temperatures. later this afternoon, showers
and storms back in the forecast. unfortunately more of the same. not a lot of relief for another couple of days as we continue to deal with the remnants of isaac. afternoon highs in the 80s, very humid. so let's take a look at futurecast put it in motion for you. 2:00 clouds and showers north and west and later this afternoon, by 3:00, 4:00 we'll see scattered showers and thunderstorms across the region. less numerous than yesterday. a few more showers tonight even into the daytime tomorrow the risk of showers and storms. there is your accuweather seven- day forecast. 58 this afternoon. we'll heat up near 90 by thursday.
then a cold front will cool us down and dry out the atmosphere, most importantly, by friday and right now, the weekend forecast looks okay. but cooler, going to start to feel like september around here with highs in the 70s and 80s on the weekend. >> so soon. it's that time of year. >> thank you so much, tuck. all right. let's find out what's happening on the roads. julie? >> reporter: allison, i said the same thing and tucker gave me grief this morning, 70s so soon? >> you said you were going to get out your blanket and heavy coat. >> reporter: you did say 70s! [ laughter ] anything below 80 and i'm pulling out the scarf and mittens. northbound 395 lanes open pace slowing except for stretches leaving the beltway to shirlington and over the 14th street bridge with lanes over. gw parkway not too busy leaving the cia towards the potomac crossing but eastbound freeway
traffic heavy to the douglas area. suitland parkway to the 11th street bridge slow. inner loop of the beltway traveling from the springfield interchange to 236, all the lanes open no problems continuing on that inner loop. authorities are checking for the accidenting anivity that's been reported on 193 in virginia, the activity, between the beltway and springhill road. no problems inbounded from the airport. average speeds 16 miles an hour come in from fair oaks to the beltway. that's a check of your "fox 5 on-time traffic." finally, a six-week-old kitten catches a lucky break while hitching a ride. workers at a transmission shop in new york found that cat after a couple stopped to complain of a strange sound coming from the car. guess so. it turns out the curious fee lyle curled up in a tiny area above the gas tank. it rode from connecticut to rochester, new york, during the six-hour voyage.
he is now up for adoption. >> wow. >> a survivor. >> sure is. coming up next at 7:00 what's hot as we head into fall. >> holly is live at the torpedo factory with a look ahead at tonight's fashion's night out. >> reporter: good morning. this is all you need to know. i'll calling all fashionistas, shoppers, so i'm talking to you and everybody else that likes that because come this week, alexandria's taking place in its first-ever fashions night out. we are talking about what's hot for fall, watching an artist at work and it's all coming together here this week. we're going to tell you firsthand why you don't want to miss it next live on "fox 5 morning news." stay with us. anncr: it'll start out as concrete andnd steel...
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independent businesses stylish boutiques and it was just a perfect time to showcase the fashion side of alexandria and time to be on board with this national campaign. >> it's perfect for old town too because everybody knows what an artistic community it is so fashion is art and art is fashion so you're bringing it all together. we have david here this morning. he is crafting this portrait for us. you guys made a special hat, red and black like your thing. it is this year. and we have had fun with it with our brand to the point that we have with alexandria one of the embellishments is the red feather and this year for fall, great gatsby 1920s style is one of the things that are in so we had fun with it. so we have a red fascinator that we will -- all the individuals from fashion night out will be wearing. >> i'm going to wear it now.
>> yes. >> reporter: you're not anybody unless you have a fascinator this fall. ever since the royal wedding these are big. >> it looks fabulous. very fashionable. >> reporter: as far as i know. >> it is all about fashion. time to spruce up the wardrobe. let's talk about what's hot for fall. let's get started. >> this year, we selected a lot of dresses. dresses are very hot this fall. kate is wearing a gorgeous red -- the deep red and burgundy is in this fall. this is by arc and company located -- the dress is hoe indicated located at the boutique. gold he will bellly,ments. you will see lots of gold and
silver in jewelry with golden gold embellishments. >> i like the nude shoes because you can invest and wear them with everything. >> reds, blues, you will see a couple of other examples as well and the pop of color. we paired it with a cothe ball blue snakeskin purse with unexpected pop of color for a beautiful dress. >> reporter: our next model, come on out. >> she is wearing a gorgeous ensemble by zoe boutique here in alexandria. a blue dress with lots of pop of color again. you see the trend with lots of gold embellishments. the local designer staying true to supporting local independent businesses by admk and paired with the color blocking, fall color blocking is still back for fall.
these shoes you can have bishop boutique. >> i like the solids with fun shoes. >> reporter: if i had those legs i would buy that dress. >> tara doing double duty today. she is wearing -- you would never think paisleys are in for fall but this the fall of paisley. this dress is jude connolly which is at a store in del ray which has some fun stuff taking place that night as well paired with buta bag very popular and again the theme with the gold cuffs and gold embellishments. >> that's our last model? >> >> reporter: we have one more. >> kristin is sporting a gorgeous two piece by the lucky knot store right down the street. this is elizabeth mckay navy wrap dress pairs with a blue
and green jacket by skirting around. >> and everyone at home is going, finally a model with practical shoes. i could actually wear those. >> those are beautiful ballet flats again by bishop boutique here. the brand is london sole. very comfortable. >> how does it work on thursday night? >> thursday nice, we have this year over 80 stores participating for the inaugural year for night out which is tremendous. we have three public events, a fashion show here in torpedo factory doors open to the public at 8:00 and we'll show stores having looks for that evening. del ray is having a fashion block party which is part of the first thursday so they will have doggie fashion show mommies, maternal fashion shows, all types of fun things there, music and bands. and we want people to visit the stores. this is you know -- it started to get the retailers back out back out to shop and whatever.
>> your night to boost the economy singlehandedly. >> reporter: we have a link to alexandria's inaugural fashions night out. it is more than just fashion. so we are going to talk about the artist and we even have the mayor stopping by to say hi. we'll see how fashionable he is this morning. >> love it. thank you. former virginia governor tim kaine takes the stage at the dnc today amid his race to be the commonwealth's next u.s. senator. >> and while he is speaking in charlotte, his republican rival is stuffing through springfield virginia. still ahead in our next hour former governor george allen will join us live. time now 7:57. "fox 5 morning news" continues right after this. ♪
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the first lady headlines the opening night of the democratic national convention. what to expect when she takes the stage. >> plus, battleground virginia. while democrat tim kaine takes the stage in charlotte, his republican rival symptoms by our studios. we'll have a one-on-one with former governor george allen.
first, back to school without a way to get there. why dispute over walking distances in one local district could mean more crowded roads for this terrible traffic tuesday. good morning, everybody. i'm tony perkins. >> i'm allison seymour. no, we did not make that up. that's a term, "terrible traffic tuesday." >> the question is, and we'll get some insight from julie wright shortly, how bad is it? and they call it that because everyone is back tole school and all the school districts are starting up. so we'll see. >> this should be the magic hour around now, right? 7:00. >> everybody on the move. >> i noticed this weekend it was quiet. >> me, too. >> at the beaches. >> yeah. >> yesterday too. tooling around town, pretty good. not today. if the kids haven't let yet, not rain at the moment but later today there could be some showers in time for the return this afternoon. so let's kick off the forecast
more of the same today. unfortunately cloudy and humid. the ever present possibility of a shower or thunderstorm. nothing going on right now. you can see we have an old frontal system hanging out, remnants of hurricane isaac in the neighborhood today and tomorrow and will be moving very slowly through the region. temperature now 77 at reagan national, dew point temperatures in the low 70s, if you keep track of that so it's uncomfortable. 71 this morning in new york. boston a little relief 63 degrees. here's your forecast for the day. there could be a period of sunshine during the course of the day but generally cloudy with showers and the possibility of storms redeveloping this afternoon. highs in the mid-80s with lots of humidity. >> humidity being the buzz word, i hear. >> i said it six times. [ laughter ] >> humid today. [ laughter ] >> well not a lot of people like that among those julie wright not crazy about the humidity. >> reporter: i know. i'm telling you takes a whole can of hairspray to get your hair to do this. >> i know it. >> reporter: on the roads right now we have an update of this
crash that we talked about earlier in virginia 193 that's the georgetown pike. eastbound that's coming inbounded towards the capital beltway eastbound lanes closed between springhill road and the beltway at this time. no one gets by eastbound 193 at the georgetown pike. 66 tied up with delays out of manassas. traffic slows again leaving 286 to the beltway. slow southbound 270. buckeystown an hour 20 minutes to montrose. traffic congestion 198 towards powdermill road. delays south of 50 towards the d.c. line. that's a check of your "fox 5 on-time traffic.." the big story this morning, hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia are heading back to school today. but in arlington county the first day of school means the first day of a controversial transportation policy. now elementary school students who live within a mile of their
school and middle and high school students who live within a mile and a half have to walk to class. 12 bus stops in the area have been eliminated. parents are against the change and hundreds have signed an online petition. it's our hope they reassess the situation. a few years ago a woman was hit and killed by a bus on this road and there are little children, 4-year-olds, 5-year- olds. >> the school superintendent dr. pat murphy met with parents last week at a previously scheduled summer meeting saying the policy would go into effect despite opposition. some louisiana residents will go home today nearly a week after hurricane isaac hit the gulf coast. almost 3,000 others are stuck
in shelters and thousands without power. isaac's wrath could cost the region up to $1.5 billion. a wildfire in california's angeles national forest continues to burn deep into the wilderness and has now grown to about 6 square miles. park visitors were evacuated after the blaze started sunday but some of the 75 residence who live in a mobile home park decided to stay. there is another big wildfire in the los padres national forest 1 miles northwest. president obama wraps up his road to charlotte tour today with another stop in virginia. he will be in norfolk. the last stop before he heads to the democratic national convention. it's the commander-in-chief's second trip to the commonwealth in as many weeks. right now, the latest polls show the president clinging to a small lead over mitt romney
in the old dominion. and down in the tar heel state the first lady will headline the first day of the dnc with the final speech of the evening. before michelle obama speaks, virginia's senate candidate tim kaine and maryland governor martin o'malley will take the stage. also today, the democratic delegates will vote on the official party platform. republican nominee mitt romney is at home in new hampshire preparing for the presidential debate. his running mate paul ryan heads to ohio and iowa today to speak about the economy as he makes the case to the american people that they are not better off than they were four years ago. he will continue that theme throughout the campaign trail. tony, thank you very much. while the party conventions have dominated political headlines in recent weeks, the race to be virginia's next u.s. senator keeps heating up and as tony mentioned today former governor tim kaine will speak in charlotte. his republican rival former governor george allen will be
back in northern virginia visiting a springfield retirement home. we'll talk about all of that because the governor joins us now. good morning, governor. >> great to be with you, allison. i like the report on school starting. our youngest daughter just started high school today in fairfax county public schools. >> congratulations. >> well, it's an exciting day and a lot of nervousness around the house. she will be fine. >> congratulations, though. we're keeping all eyes on what's going on with education. meantime, you're looking at this senate race. you're dare i say in the home stretch now? would you classify it? >> two months to go. this is the time you go on adrenaline. susan and i are campaigning all over virginia. yesterday was labor day and one. things that we hear from so many people is the worry about jobs and the economy and regulations coming from washington that will affect energy prices as well as jobs. and the other big worry particularly in northern
virginia and hampton roads is the latest deal that's going to cause over 200,000 jobs in virginia to be lost. >> huge impact here. >> that's on top of -- we already have 23 million people right now in our country without work or underemployed, young people graduating from college, half of them either don't have a job or are underemployed and that's why we have been putting out a very positive approach of how can we get this economy going? as far as the sequestration, some are talking about raising taxes. we have a weak economy and the worst thing we can do is raise taxes on folks. i believe that the men and women of our armed forces should never be used as a political bargaining tool to raise taxes on small businesses owners who create jobs. >> you came out early with the blue print for america's comeback is what it's called, a three prong approach. competitive for job creators,
the energy -- putting america's energy to use, and then reining overreaching government or federal spending. >> right. >> how does this work to get us back to work? those staggers numbers of unemployment -- >> energy, for example. we're blessed in america with the most energy resources of any country in the world. they are not a curse. and susan and i have listened to people from our coal fields to the coast that are ready, willing and able to provide america with the energy to power our economy. right now epa is shutting down coal which means that we will end up paying higher electricity bills. on day one, if i'm hired to represent virginians in the u.s. senate, i'm going to introduce a bill to allow us in virginia to produce oil and gas off our coast and then use those royalties for roads and transportation. and we need someone in the white house who will say yes to us rather than no in that regard. that will create jobs as well as more affordable energy for a
life. we also need to -- this healthcare tax law is a real impediment where doctors and patients in my view should make decisions not bureaucracies and this tax law is a real impediment for small businesses hiring people on. so that's why i think we ought to repeal it and put in place approaches that are more affordable, more personal and portable for individuals and let small businesses also band together across state lines to have more affordable insurance with more competition and more choice. >> tim allen as we said -- excuse me, tim kaine. >> i'm blending him with you. [ laughter ] >> i don't mean to do that. >> that would be pretty popular, i think. >> you would get everybody with that! >> tim kaine, excuse me, is at the dnc address the convention tonight. you chose instead to stay home local and campaign here. are you afraid he will get a boost on the national platform
when he addresses the nation tonight? >> i think he is getting rewarded for being a leader for the national democratic party and in fact he spent a substantial part of his time as governor to be chairman. democratic national committee. he advocated all these policies that put us deeper in debt with higher underemployment and unemployment in the country. gas prices right now compared to january of 2009, people are paying over $30 more every time they fill up. so he is being reward for his loyalty and i'm sure he will have a good time there. i'll be happy to be at greenspring talking -- >> let's talk about that. your next campaign stop, busy morning, right after you leave here at 10:00 you will be in springfield talking about healthcare with the group of seniors. what is that message? >> the message there is that i like to listen to seniors
because they are worried whether doctors will see medicare patients. i have heard from doctors who won't take medicare patients. seniors hear that, as well. just last week, in southwest virginia, the chairman of the board of a hospital in southwest virginia said, this law is going to put rural community hospitals out of business because of lower reimbursement rates so there is a great concern on the part of seniors and people of all ages about it. so what i want to do is share with seniors ideas, listen to them and get their ideas on ways that they and their doctors not bureaucracies. some seniors are saying procedures are dictated to us not doing any good. a doctor would never prescribe it but there are people not doctors making the decisions. that's a major, major concern besides the fact that this law is taking over $700 billion,
raiding it from medicare to pay for the rest of the program. i think it's wrong and i think most seniors think so, as well. >> you will be at greenspring retirement commute. this is governor george allen running for the senate seat. i'm enjoying your cavaliers tire. >> virginia tech had a good win last night although i was asleep by th time it ended. >> thanks for coming in. he was a giant in hollywood but in death he is remembered for his most gentle performance. still ahead at 8:00 a look back at the life and career of michael clarke duncan. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] introducing yoplait greek 100.
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>> reporter: good morning. some big names in the democratic party are headed to charlotte today. vice president joe biden and his wife will arrive sometime this afternoon. but yesterday, tonight's headliner was doing a dry run, first lady michelle obama. she will speak later tonight and a lot of other big speakers here, some local to you, governor martin o'malley from maryland and others from the d.c., virginia area. as far as the political conversation here, it's being driven by one question right now and that's are you better off today than you were four years ago? we're hearing the republicans trying to ask that but democrats seem very willing to answer it so it's something that is sort of infiltrating the political speeches we have been hearing in the last couple of days and the white house says the president is going to address that himself thursday night when he accepts his party nomination. >> if i can ask you, in the democrats being so willing to answer that question, if they think they can answer it,
that's great, but are they allowing the republicans to set tone? are the republicans putting them on the defensive in this convention? >> reporter: it might seem that way to some people. and i think the republicans will certainly twist it that way. but democrats are trying to latch on to that question and say, yes, things ar better. it's hard to answer depending on your circumstances. but democrats pointing to the killing of bin laden and the saving of the auto industry as two examples of how this country is better. >> in nicole collins live in north carolina. thank you. we turn our attention now to the weather. kind of soupy out there. >> yes. >> tucker barn has the latest on that and more. >> a little bright spot for us. >> allison, we need it. everybody is head back to work and to school. let's get down to business. time for "my first 5":
>> she is adorable! >> beautiful. >> her family tells us she watches fox 5 morning news every day before kindergarten. >> oh. >> so she knows exactly how to pick her outfit for the day. >> wonderful. >> sweet. >> wonderful. >> think that's the first day of school? >> oh, yeah, i would think so. pulling out all the stops. i love the little hands. hi, mommy. >> i can do no wrong. [ laughter ] >> to send us your child's picture, go to and click on "mornings." you want to bring an umbrella today just in case because later this afternoon there could be more showers in the forecast. temperatures look how warm things are. it's september after all. we are already starting the day in the mid- to upper 70s. 77 washington. 75 cincinnati. off to the north and west,
wouldn't it be nice to get some 60s in here? there are some 60s, lincoln nebraska 66 at this hour and denver 64. so slightly cooler much drier air well off to the north and west. we'll start to taste that air, drier and cooler to understand the end of the wing but until then the humidity continues. the remnants of isaac overhead. until that front you see to the northwest towards chicago gets in here, we are going to be in the soup as tony says. so soupy weather heat and humidity continuing with temperatures expected to be in the mid-80s this afternoon and the ever present threat of a shower or thunderstorm this afternoon. much of the day will be cloudy but the threat out there that could you see a shower or thunderstorm pop up this afternoon the here's your accuweather seven-day forecast. 85 today. and we heat it up wednesday, thursday. by friday, we start to get some cooler and drier air in here. we start off the weekend with the temperatures in the low 80s with a few scattered storms saturday and sunday. by monday the daytime high only
in the upper 70s. it's going to feel like september for a change. that's a look at weather. back to you. >> thank you. coming up at 8:00, saying good-bye to michael clarke duncan. how hollywood is remembering the green mile star. >> and later, fashions night out is about more than just clothes. holly morris is live in alexandria with a look at what else the event has in store. wow. it is 8:21. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] the magic of nature appears every day,
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[ whispering ] actor michael clarke duncan seen here in the 1999 hit "the green mile" has died. >> his passing comes six weeks after he suffered a heart attack. the 6'5", 300-pound duncan appeared in dozens of films like armageddon and "planet of the apes" but it was his role as the prison inmate in "the green mile" in a earned him an academy award nomination. before he turned to hollywood he was a bodyguard for stars like will smith. his fiancee a former reality tv star issued a statement saying plans are pending.
tom hanks said, i am ter bring saddened at the loss of big mike. he was the treasure we all discovered on the set of the green mile. he was magic. he was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned. >> michael clarke duncan was 54 years old. we'll be right back. any time z, you're going to have jet lag for months. now sink your teeth into that big n' toasted if you're to soar. good. exits are here, here, and here. a big day calls for the big n' toasted breakfast sandwich, with fried eggs, cherrywood smoked bacon, and cheese, stacked high on texas toast. grab yours at dunkin' donuts. it's a breakfast favorite. start your big day with a big n' toasted breakfast sandwich from dunkin'. bebetter phone, better internet. it was like somebody like took our computer, shook all the junk out of it. we're actually getting more for our money with fios. [ male announcer ] it's time to get more for your money. upgrade to verizon fios internet, tv and phone
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new this morning a maryland navy seal killed when a helicopter crashed in afghanistan last month will be buried at arlington national cemetery tomorrow. but first, the family. patrick's feeks will hold a viewing today in edge water. s survived by his parents and wife. >> also, virginia voters will hit the polls for a special election. rob krupicka, and two others
are on the ballot when the seat became vacant when the previous man resigned amid scandal of an extramarital affair. polls are open until 7:00 p.m. a campaign aide to d.c. mayor vin zen gray will be back in court. thomas gore pleaded guilty to make illegal cash payments to another candidate in the 2010 race and then trying to cover it up. today's court appearance could set a sentencing date for gore who faces 12 to 18 months in prison. and finally, the much hyped osama bin laden tell-all "no easy day" goes on sale today. its author a former navy seal who took part in the raid that killed the terror leader is back in battle. matt bisonette writing under the pen name of mark owen reportedly fears for his safety. he already faces possible legal action by the united states government. after his identity went public he could face al qaeda retaliation. 8:29.
tucker barnes rejoins us here at the desk with more on today's forecast. >> yeah. more of the same unfortunately. warm hood conditions expected this afternoon. there could be showers and thunderstorms with warm, humid conditions expected this afternoon. tomorrow more of the same. so it's the remnants of isaac. there is nothing kicking it through the area so it will hang out for a few more days. but it's going to get better. on the seven-day it feels like september here towards the end so something to look forward to. let's start with a look at temperatures at reagan national. not cooling off a lot overnight. that's the other story. the overnight temperatures only in the mid-70s with all the cloud cover and the humidity. 77 right now in washington. already bouncing up to 80 annapolis, 81 quantico. dew point are low to the mid- 70s in the uncomfortable range and just like yesterday, you will notice the humidity for the next day or two it's like a
wet blanket. accuweather radar shows a lot of cloud cover in the forecast today. there it is. you can see it. the remnants of isaac. warm front yesterday will be the focal point for most of the showers and storms just off to the north and east today but we are close enough we could see showers and storms pop up. that cold front will bring cooler, drier air but it's still 36 hours away. we'll start to cool down with less humidity towards the middle and end of the week. futurecast in motion, lots of clouds, maybe some sunshine, with a few showers and thunderstorms popping up later this afternoon. futurecast suggests the best chances off to the north and west but you can see areawide we have a few showers around and then later tonight a few showers overnight into early tomorrow, as well. here's your seven-day forecast. temperatures in the mid-80s this afternoon with plenty of heat and humidity. as we get into wednesday and thursday, upper 80s and then the cold front will get through
here and finally dry us out and cool down by friday. notice your weekend forecast right now. low 80s so it will feel like september in time for the weekend. only in the upper 70s by monday. >> all right. that's a look at weather. now let's toss it over to tony perkins. >> thank you. there is a lot of competition for good jobs and one misstep might cost you a chance to get the perfect commission. joining us with advice is barry downs metro branch manager. you have a lot of good advice so we'll jump right in. good morning. >> good morning. >> first, the big overall question, what are the biggest mistakes that people make when they are in that job search? >> most of the time sometime people don't do a lot of research so they come in a little less informed about organizations or they don't look to set themselves apart, like being late, cell phones -- remember to turn your cell phones off. you would be surprised how many people say pardon me, excuse
me, definitely never take a call when you're in an interview. some other things like using a less personalized email address. use your first name, last name, and whatever email carrier that you're working with. you know, things like that show that you're very professional and that you're looking to really set yourself apart. >> i want to ask you a little further about the research thing. research the company that you're applying to particularly when you're going in for an interview. because it seems like that's something that's relatively easy to do now with the internet. >> it is. at the same time, so many people who are in the job market looking for jobs, out of work for a while reentering the market and companies have been changing so much. and, you know, with the advance of technology, it is very easy but you want to be familiar with what's most relevant to the company at this time and how your skill sets match it. >> is it okay to interview with
multiple companies at the same time? and what do you do -- let's say you have -- okay, here's my dream job and now i'm interviewing with these other jobs. let's say you interview with a couple of different companies. what if your second choice calls with a job for you but you hope for the first job. how do you handle it? >> it's absolutely okay to continue to interview as long as you haven't been extended an offer. companies today are still being very focused on hiring the right person. and so the process can slow down. so until you get an offer from someone and the job that you decide you want, by all means continue to interview. >> so if a company says, well, you know, we like you, you're one of our finalists, but we have to sort through some things, continue to interview? >> absolutely. >> all right. very good. i want to ask a little bit about the electronic age now. you have a lot of sources out there, linkedin, all these other sources. is it important to use those and let's say you get an
interview with a company. should you reach out to the person that's going to be interviewing you through linkedin or one of these other sources? >> well, the answer is actually no. you shouldn't. from a professional perspective, professional networks are very protected and what you should do differently though is do information gathering on that person, see what they have posted that you can see. use other resources to see if they have anything that's been published, in writing or if they have done anything special. if they tweet, you can become a follower. that's good to follow the most relevant information something interesting to them. >> a lot of companies say in their literature or online, no calls, please. so is that -- do not call them? is it a -- is it a -- is it a mistake to call a company? >> well, a large percentage of companies somewhere around 60% based upon surveys we looked at say that actually they are
looking for some type of follow- up to a degree so that's okay. but you know, email is also fine, obviously a follow-up note or thank you note within 24 hours is also something that, you know, can work in exchange for that. if you happen to call and get someone on the phone, then i think it's just important you make it very concise, restate your call, make sure that you continue to identify yourself as someone who is a very enthusiastic and interested candidate. >> if you are looking for a full-time position, you're offered a part-time or interim position, uhm... how do you handle that? things are tough. >> you know, it's a great way to generate income if you are in between opportunities and a great way to continue to build your skill set. so it's an absolute yes. you know, getting with any kind of specialized firm that might identify in your skill set is another way to be able to take that for networking purposes, it's really good. companies sometimes do contract or hire or consult to hire and
so these are all ways to get back into the job market whether you're looking full time or kind of in between. >> all right. very good. barry downs, thank you. good useful information for a lot of people out there who are in the job search. barry is with robert half technologies. thank you. >> thank you. 8:37 and 77 degrees on a tuesday morning. and still ahead, the picture stepping up before stephen strasburg gets shut down. highlights coming up. wow. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what's pretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verizon. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined.
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behind the yankees in the a.l. east. many people are working to stay out of debt but at the same time it's important to try to plan for your retirement. >> and every little bit helps. coming up next, we'll get some tips from the editor of kiplinger's personal finance. holly? >> reporter: i'm bellied up to the bar. no, i'm not. i'm previewing an event you might want to take part in. we are live this morning at the toledo factory in old town for the fashion night out at alexandria. it's a chance for the bar scene to be fashionable, as well. that and more plus the mayor stopped by to say hi. we'll see what he thinks about the special event live next on "fox 5 morning news." 
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adorable son. she looks wonderful. he is adorable and we wish you both the best. i know it's going to be hard leaving him today. for your chance to be tomorrow's fan, log on to our facebook page and leave a comment under jennifer's picture. it's never to early to start planning your retirement. if you start saving a couple of hundred dollars a month at age 22, you could be worth $1.2 million by the time you are 67. isn't that great incentive? janet joins us to explain. good morning. >> good morning. >> oh, that i could roll back the clock. i see wish i could start over. the latest issue is -- the cover story is retire rich. you have broken it down in different age groups about how we can have life after career. >> yes. starting early is important and what kids don't understand is that you don't have to have a lot of money to start saving.
also, they also think it's so far in the future they don't have to worry but their biggest asset is time and it doesn't matter what your salary, just a little bit put away early on builds as you just said into big bucks later on. >> this october issue has different age groups, right? >> mm-hm. >> so wherever you are you pick this up and try to find your place in it. today we're talking about the younger group. when we say younger that's that 21 to 35. >> right. >> it's a broad age group. >> that's what we try to do. we tried to make the parameters wide enough so people could identify from age 21 all the way up to age 66. but in that early group, one important thing to remember is that if you have a job and you have an opportunity to sign up for the retirement plan, do it. and it doesn't matter if you can -- first of all, if your employer actually matches some of what you put away that's free money that you get and if you can't put away, you know,
10% of your income or 15% offer income, one or 2% or 3% or 4 percent of your income is great especially if your employer matches it. >> if not, fund a roth ira. >> you can fund one whether or not you have a company sponsored employment plan. roth ira the money is taxed now before it goes into the account. but that's okay because again you're young, so you probably are in a lower tax bracket and the good news is when you take it out for retirement, it comes out tax-free so that's a good deal. >> just a question here. is it sort of counterintuitive to do both? would you suggest -- if there is a 401, you would think that was the better way. >> if you get an employer match, then i would go for the 401(k) first. you don't get an employer match, i think i would go with the roth first because you will get the benefit of that tax- free money in retirement. you can also do both. there is nothing that says can't do both so if you are rolling in dough and you want to take advantage of your
company's 401(k), maybe you have taken full advantage of the match then you want to go to a roth ira and open that. >> something interesting too, you say, pay off student loans in good time. what does that mean? >> well, we get in question a lot. young people say, i have a student loan debt. should i pay it off right away, wait, what should i do first? if you have -- especially if you have a stafford or other government type loans, those interest rates while not low are fairly reasonable and they give you flexible repayment plans. so rather put all your cash into repaying your federal loans first, you ought to put some toward retirement and then set up a payment plan, repayment plan for your loans that you can manage that fits your budget every month. but don't necessarily rush to repay those because, you know, you probably -- everybody does have a limited amount of money and so you want to parcel it out in a way that gives you the biggest bang for the buck. >> last tip here.
i can relate to this although i'm far outside in age demographic. you see what the 401 is worth and maybe i could cash it out. i need money right now. you say try to resist? >> that's the worst thing. young people move around from job to job so they could have several 401(k) plans by the time they end up retiring. when you move from one job to another, usually you have several options one of which would be to leave your money where it is if your employer allows that. now would be to transfer your money to your -- another one would be to transfer your money to your new employer or roll it into an ira and control it. last is you can take the money in cash. you already -- heck, you have worked at it, gotten this start here. you know, you don't want to blow it. you want to maintain the momentum and so in one form or another keep the money in retirement accounts. >> we have a couple of more seconds but i have to ask you said all the way to up 66. what can you do in the last
year to secure a happier retirement financially? >> one thing -- well, there are a lot of things you can do. make sure -- we start around 62 and you become eligible for social security make sure you're smart when you take the money. a lot of people take the money at age 62 and that's perfectly understandable if you really need the money but you may not especially if you are continuing to work for a few more years because you can earn some extra income. if you can, wait until you're at least 66 now in order to take your social security because then you get the full benefit. you won't have to take reduced benefit. that's one thing. another thing to do is to -- before you leave your job, have a retirement tryout where you're trying to live on whatever your retirement income is going to be whether your pension or savings or social security or whatever just to see, do a trial run to see how much you'll have to cut back on expenses, whether you can make it. maybe you'll decide i'll work another couple of years before i retire. >> always great advice, janet
bodnar the editor of kiplinger's personal finance. the issue on the stand today has the cover story on retirement. >> it's also on time. >> i have hope again. >> me, too. [ laughter ] >> we have to get to it. >> yeah. >> very good. art and fashion take the stage in alexandria this week. joining us with more on that is holly morris live from the torpedo factory art center. holly, one of my favorite places. >> reporter: i know. you can't beat a day at the torpedo factory because there's always so much going on here. you can see the artist working. it's fabulous but it's really going to be extraordinary as they take part in the first fashion night out. it is all about fashion. it is all about the boutiques but it's about a whole lot more than that and marisa is back with us, the founder. we talked about the boutiques that are taking part on thursday night. but really it's a celebration of the whole area and its fashionable side. >> the alexander convention and
visitors social which is the tourism arm for alexandria is so thrilled that other businesses that aren't boutique- related such as the hotels, restaurants, and the art venues are really celebrating the spirit of the whole entire evening and having their fashionable take on the night. >> reporter: there is a reward if you come early? >> yes, a fashion kiosk in old town and the first 100 shoppers that visit get their map and all their instructions for the night get a flag bag filled with goodies from our alexandria businesses. >> and don't we love the swag bags. >> reporter: the one thing we love more is a cocktail in the morning. he is a mixologist. >> bartender. >> reporter: we're trying to be fashionable. >> bartender.
what's old is new again, bartender. >> reporter: tell us what's new. >> we are doing fashion night out cocktail called i flunked out of fashion school. i went to virginia commonwealth school but i changed my career because i flunked out of fashion school but now i'm good at cocktails but we shortened it for you. >> reporter: so what's in it? >> fashionable, grape brandy from peru, three-quarters ounce of that. campari an italian bitter fashionable not so much in the wintertime but in the summertime and we are ending up summer so a little bit of campari. this is a syrup that i made out of orange muscat wine with a little winter spices. >> i embellished a little bit when i say 82 restaurateurs. >> we have several venues.
we opened a bar in arlington called t & t. >> reporter: you're busy. >> a little ice. >> reporter: as you do that the pressure is on here as we concoct this drink because the mayor is standing by. good morning. >> good morning. welcome to alexandria. >> reporter: he is making this drink just for you? >> of course. [ laughter ] >> reporter: everything is for the mayor here. so what do you think about this fashion night out? >> i think it's exciting. alexandria is a fun place but more importantly the fact had we're an arts destination place first and foremost but what this fashion night out an opportunity to combine fashion, culinary cuisine and lifestyle and food together i think is something that's important for not only the citizens of alexandria but the many tourists and visitors and it's an opportunity for folks to enjoy over 80 independent businesses that are
participating and that we have here in the city of alexandria not only here in old town but throughout the city. it's just wonderful and i'm pleased and proud that we're able to do this and participate again with the event in collaboration with what's happening in georgetown. >> reporter: we thank you for take the time to come out this morning. shake it on up. by the way, he has been featured in bon appetit, "new york times," food and wine. [overlapping speakers] >> i'm talking about the bartender but mayor, you get good pub, too. our website is we have a link to alexandria's fashion night out. i had to give the drink to the mayor. [ laughter ] >> maybe he will make another one. >> reporter: it's the 10th annual king street art festival. david cochran's masterpieces coming up in the next hour. back to you. >> thank you. d.c. democrats are in north carolina this week pushing for statehood at the democratic national convention. coming up in our next hour i'll
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